Constructed in 1884, this delightful and spacious Victorian semi-detached home has two generous floors and a substantial garden enclosed with stone walls. With approximately 124m2 of interior space, off-street parking and a garage, this lovely property is rich with period features and enjoys a fabulous location. It is just far enough from the centre of Elgin to be peaceful but still within walking distance of services and employers, including Dr Gray’s Hospital and Moray School of Art, as well as many green spaces. It is also well placed as a commuter property for Inverness and Forres Enterprise Park.
The property is fronted with a tidy enclosed lawn, with a path leading to a glass porch. Opening from a generous hallway, the living room is large and features a high ceiling and picture rail, giving a sense of light and space. A spacious L-shaped kitchen dining room has wooden fronted wall and floor cabinets and a solid wooden door leads to the exterior. The kitchen has a substantial work surface, leaving space for a comfortable dining area at one end. There is also an adjoining utility room with various cabinets and plentiful space.
A very generously sized bedroom is also situated on the ground floor. As is found throughout the house, the ceiling is high, giving it an enhanced sense of scale. This is accentuated by a separate ante-room that could serve as a large dressing room. Subject to permissions and services, there is potential to convert this space into a private ground-floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room for guests or as an accessible space for extended family members.
A small cloakroom below the stairs completes the ground-floor accommodations. A traditional Victorian staircase with a wooden handrail and iron balusters leads past a delightful arched window to the upper floor, where there are two large bedrooms, each complete with substantial fitted wardrobes. The ceilings in these rooms are both high and coombed, presenting many ideas for design details and decoration. The bathroom is finished with light-coloured tiles and includes a bath with a shower over, WC and wash hand basin. A small box room with a skylight is also on the first floor.
The garden and patio is accessed from the kitchen. With an expanse of lawn, the garden’s simple but elegant shape and generous area allow considerable opportunity to create an exciting and contemporary outdoor space for entertaining. It also offers plenty of room for planting, vegetable and fruit gardening, and new outbuildings. Myrtle Cottage is a lovely property. With some decorative treatment and modernisation, it has the potential to become a comfortable, spacious family home in an attractive part of one of Scotland’s most loved areas.
A former Royal Burgh of Moray, Elgin is a popular town just one hour from Inverness and 90 minutes from Aberdeen. Located on the A96, the town is ideally placed for some of the major centres in Northern Scotland, as well as architecturally and historically important buildings, including Elgin Cathedral and world class distilleries. With outstanding scenery and a famous past, Elgin is popular with visitors but has also grown into an important commercial centre in its own right. Often described as a City, Elgin has a real dignity and attracts high value brands giving the area a feel of luxury but in a way that is accessible and welcoming.
Elgin is well provided with local services, being home to UHI Moray, Dr Grays Hospital, doctors, dentists and many independent businesses. There are a number of primary schools and a high school, and Gordonstoun School and Aberlour House are just 15 minutes away. Located on the A96, the town is ideally placed for some of the major centres in Northern Scotland, as well as architecturally and historically important buildings, including Elgin Cathedral, and world class distilleries.
With outstanding scenery and a famous past, Elgin is popular with visitors and has grown into an important commercial centre in its own right. Often described as a City, Elgin has a real dignity and attracts high value brands giving the area a feel of luxury but in a way that is accessible and welcoming. Elgin is well provided with local services, being home to UHI Moray, Dr Grays Hospital, doctors, dentists and many independent businesses. There are a number of primary schools, and a high school, and Gordonstoun School and Aberlour House are just 15 minutes away.
Services: Mains Water & drainage, electric and gas.
Council Tax Band: D
EPC Rating: D (56)
Entry Date: Early entry available
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: 7 Days a week accompanied by agent.
INCLUDED IN THE SALE:
All floor coverings curtains and blinds and all integrated kitchen appliances.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LEGISLATION
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